Papua New Guinea has reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the country’s total number to 1,741.
The cases were reported in five provinces.
- Jiwaka Province: reported 8 new cases which three are males and five females between the ages of 20 to 60 years. Five of those cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.
- Morobe Province: reported two new cases, of which one is a male and the other is a female, ages 52 years to 58. Both cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.
- NCD: reported 30 new cases. of which 17 are males and 12 females between the ages of ten years to 70. Nineteen cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 11 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
- Western Highlands reported eight new cases of which six are males and two are females between the ages of 38 years to 53. All eight cases did not show symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing but swab samples returned positive.
- West New Britain reported a single case. A 25-year-old female from the Talasea district was showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.
The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stand at 1,741 with 21 known deaths. Eighteen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
The distribution of the cases is as follows:
|National Capital District||761|
|West New Britain||197|
|East New Britain||38|
|Southern Highlands Province||3|